“Dissected” columns and inverted pyramids – this will make the new station “People’s Militia”


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“Dissected” columns and inverted pyramids – this will make the new station “People’s Militia”

The station of the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskaya line will become a transfer station to the Narodnoye Opolchenie, Bolshaya Koltsevaya.

Last year, the People’s Militia station was opened in Khoroshevo-Mnevniki, but construction equipment and a foundation pit did not disappear from Marshal Zhukov Avenue. The fact is that a station of the same name of the new Rublyovo-Arkhangelskaya line is being built nearby, which, according to current plans, should open in 2027.

In the community “Development of the Metropolitan and Transport in Moscow” posted visualization (as stated, approved after the international competition) of the appearance of the station. Unlike most modern stations, the design turned out to be quite bright. The ceiling is decorated with a complex ornament that actively plays with the interaction of light and shadow. Geometric patterns are laid out on the floor, as if in a simplified form, reflecting the lines of the ceiling. But the main elements are the columns. They have a complex geometry and most of all resemble sausages roasted on fire, the ends of which burst from the heat, revealing their juicy insides to the world. So it is here – the snow-white columns, rising to the ceiling, open, as if dissected by four cuts, demonstrating the inner facets of a rich red color. By the way, for some reason, it is red and white colors that are now especially popular with metro builders – exactly the same color scheme is used on under construction “Yakhroma”.

And the station lobbies can even safely claim to be one of the most unusual in the history of the Moscow metro. They are inverted asymmetric pyramids of the same red color, supported by thin steel beams and framed around the perimeter with transparent glass. From afar, it seems that the pyramids are upside down, relying only on the top and violating the laws of physics. And in the comments of the community, they notice that in some ways these structures resemble the appearance of the Montreal pavilion at VDNKh.

Render: @razvitie_metro_msk


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